For injuries in which nerves are severed, there are already conduits (basically tiny tubes) that can be used to hold the two ends together while they heal. These don’t actually do anything to promote healing, however, plus they can’t be used on nerves that are injured yet still in one piece. That’s why scientists have developed a nanofiber “nerve-wrap” mesh that could be used to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
HP is continuing to improve the Elite x3 running Windows 10 Mobile. A new firmware (it’s fifth) is now available 0002.0000.0026.0118 and there is even a changelog to go with it. That’s a jump from the current 0113 version that came out just a few weeks ago.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A water main break flooded several streets in downtown Hoboken Tuesday morning, shutting down an elementary school and swallowing an entire sport-utility vehicle.
As CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported, streets became streams after the 12-inch water main broke around 4 a.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and Willow Avenue.
The SUV became submerged in the brown water to the point where it was not even visible. CBS2’s cameras were rolling as crews drained the hole and pulled out the car with a single chain.
“The cops woke me up at 4 a.m. and asked me to move my car but by the time I got out there, it was already on an angle so they tried to pull it out and tow it and it didn’t work so I watched it sink,” the SUV’s owner, Cara Rogerino, exclusively told CBS2’s Bauman.
The windows were broken and the vehicle was caked in mud afterward. Rogerino said it is now time for a new car – and after her SUV made it through Superstorm Sandy with her.
“It looked very reminiscent of Sandy because I lived here through Sandy so it was just a river of water going down Willow Street and it was progressively going higher and higher,” Rogerino said.
Water officials said the pipes deep underground had been ignored for too long.
“If you don’t see it, you don’t deal with it, right? So the infrastructure may have been in place for quite some time,” Spencer said.
Spencer noted that it is the city’s job to maintain and monitor the old pipes.
“I don’t know if there’s a crystal ball or answer how to prevent a water main break. You just have to really, like I said, monitor the system and replace them when they need to be replaced,” Spencer said, adding she did not know how often the mains should be replaced.
But indeed the mains have been in place for quite some time – Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said most of the pipes are a century old. CBS2’s Bauman was demanding answers Tuesday.
Bauman: “People here say that these water main breaks, they happen every couple months almost, it feels like. I mean, why has it gotten to that point?”
Zimmer: “Because, you know, the city — going back decades — hasn’t made the investment.”
Zimmer plans to invest up to $5 million every year in replacing and monitoring the city’s water mains.
“On Washington Street, our water main will be replaced, and then there’s other priority locations throughout the city,” Zimmer said, and we are also renegotiating our agreement with SUEZ to include, you know, making investments in the water main systems.“
But today, the pipes rust, the water flows, and the patience of the residents is tested.
Zimmer said the goal is to have water mains on Washington Street replaced within the year. As for the rest of the city, she said water mains should be checked every year.
The city is also looking to invest in technology that detects leaks before they become a large problem.
Willow Avenue and Clinton Street were closed between 4th and 6th streets following the main break. NJ TRANSIT 126 buses were detoured to Washington Street.
This was the second water main break in Hoboken this month and the third main break this year. At 6 p.m., CBS2’s Bauman will talk one-on-one with the mayor and demand answers.
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ShopBop’s big tiered sale is here (formerly known as their “Big Event sale”). As we’ve noted in the past, this is a great sale to stock up on some of those workwear classics that NEVER go on sale — and the more you spend, the more you save. Some details: use code GOBIG17 for 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orderes of $800+ — it’s valid on full-price and sale items. This is a great chance to get some pieces from classic accessories brands, including Ferragamo, LK Bennett, Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch, Claire V, and Hunter. (I particularly love their jewelry collection — it’s always hip and interesting.) Note that because ShopBop is owned by Amazon, Prime shipping is available (they have a general 3-day free shipping policy though); returns are free. The sale ends March 7.
I did a whole roundup of some of my top picks, but it looks like the blogging tool I used is having technical issues at the moment… yay! Hopefully it’ll come up sooner rather than later — in the meantime, the links above should get you started. Lots of great things to buy in the sale, from basic to fun — and VERY easy to get to the 25% off stage and snag the discount on things that never go on sale.